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Certificate and Pre-Professional Programs

All Terps can build an academic career that inspires their unique fearless ideas. 

Further add to your skills and proficiencies to propel you to the next level. 

Develop a specialization while pursuing your degree. 

Certificate programs offer an excellent opportunity for students to develop successful careers through academic mastery in specialized fields. For additional information regarding a specific certificate program, please contact the advising college or school as requirements among these programs do vary.

African American Studies

Applied Agriculture

East Asian Studies (HIST)

International Agriculture and Natural Resources

Latin American Studies

Leadership Studies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

Science, Technology and Society

Women's Studies

Take the first step towards your postgraduate studies by participating in one of our pre-professional advising programs.

Our pre-professional programs are considered advising programs, not undergraduate majors, and they prepare students for postgraduate studies in pre-law, pre-veterinary medicine, and several health-related fields. On the admissions application, be sure to indicate your interest in a pre-professional program along with your choice of major.

The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office


The Pre-Law Advising Office


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 



Freshman students applying to UMD can do so using either the Common App or the MyCoalition platform. At this time, transfer students can only apply using the MyCoalition platform.

Please visit our updates page for information regarding changes to our application requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.



State of Maryland Residents


Non-Maryland Residents


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)